Back in 1934, the very first
Jonathan was introduced to the University of Connecticut. He was a spunky black
and grey pup, with bloodlines dating back to Admiral Robert E. Peary’s
canines, who accompanied him to the North Pole . His death in early 1935
devastated the community of Husky fans. Thus with Jonathan II the face that
would endure the test of time was introduced, a pure white husky pup whose
likeness we still see today. In the late 1970’s the Student Government gave up
ownership of the mascot, and after a long and fateful petition, Alpha Phi Omega
stepped up as the new owners of the mascot.
The current University of Connecticut mascot is number twelve in a long line of
Jonathans. Since the Jonathan II, they have all been pure white male dogs.
Jonathan XII comes from an award winning bloodline and celebrated his first
birthday April 16, 2002.
Jonathan XII’s favorite thing to do is service. His debut was September 22,
2001, and since then he has attended as many sporting events as he can, as well
as University sponsored programs such as Husky WOW and Homecoming. In addition,
plans are in the works for starting up a Husky Rescue in the area, as well as
visits to the local children’s hospital and elementary schools. If you would
like to request Jonathan for an appearance at your event or organization, email
Alpha Phi Omega at firstname.lastname@example.org,
and put in the subject line “Husky”.
of the Husky Mascot
Because we are a non-profit organization, we rely heavily
on the kindness of the community. Local businesses and individuals donate many
of Jonathan’s necessities, and many thanks are due to:
Hospital, Bolton, CT
-The Pet Store Next
Door, Bolton, CT
Kennels, Pomfret, CT
-Husky Greek Shop,
If you would like to donate to the Husky fund, your
contribution would be welcomed. Gifts can be directed to: Husky Fund, Alpha Phi
Omega. University of Connecticut, Student Union Box U8-AP Storrs, CT 06269
WHERE TO SEE JONATHAN NEXT:
August 23-28 Husky WOW- UCONN Storrs Campus, Time and Place TBA
September 14 Mansfield’s “Know Your Town” Fair- Town Hall, 12:30am
Saturday September 28, Family Weekend
Jonathan’s friends need your help!
Adopt a homeless pet.